Coming off his first career defeat, Dublin born lightweight Jamie Kavanagh (15-1-1, 7 KO’s) will be back in the ring this St. Patrick’s Day. The Golden Boy fight card will be televised on Fox Sports 1 and word is that the NABA and IBO International title holder Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KO’s) has been offered the fight.
According to Irish-boxing.com Salka, coming off a disputed loss in December to Ricardo Alvarez, was offered the fight with Kavanagh; a scheduled eight round contest where the Pennsylvania native’s titles won’t be on the line. “I got offered a fight on Fox Sports 1 on St. Patrick’s Day in Boston against some kid, Jamie Kavanagh”, Salka told Irish-boxing.com. “It’s an eight round, it’s a Golden Boy card, but promoted by a local guy from the Drop Kick Murphys band. The Kid is Irish; I don’t mind that if the card is on TV. I am done fighting if it’s not (on TV) because if you lose a fight you should have won no one can see it. I don’t know I am not a fan of fighting an eight round fight after fighting a ten round fight or fighting for half the money, but if it’s my only option, it’s my only option”.
The card will be held at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts with Massachusetts light welterweight Danny O’Conner in the main event.